Electric Vehicles

  • Post

    Do politicians not understand where electricity comes from?

    Hang onto your seats. Here’s the headline in The Hill: Environmentalists should lead the charge against electric vehicles Written by Locke Senior Fellow Dr. Don van der  Vaart, this piece goes straight after the progressive narrative that ‘green’ vehicles are key to saving our planet. If you want to…
    Donna Martinez, February 2, 2021
  • Post

    Electric Cars: Bad for the Environment, Good for China

    Electric cars are often praised in the media as beacons of environmentalism. However, the reality is less flattering. As JLF’s Dr. Don van der Vaart writes in his most recent research brief: [Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)] are not more fuel-efficient than similarly sized gasoline-powered vehicles. Also, shifting the transportation energy usage from gasoline to electricity may…
    Brenee Goforth, October 15, 2020
  • Post

    It’s Free, It’s Free!

    Lackluster sales of electric vehicles are pushing at least one city to add yet another incentive to get people to buy them. The new idea is to give dealerships incentives so their sales people will push the vehicles. In this story, we learn that Salt Lake City is…
    Donna Martinez, March 8, 2018
  • Post

    Those dirty electric cars

    National Review Online picks up on a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research concluding that some electric vehicles cause more pollution than their gas-burning counterparts. The study looked at the fuel used to produce the electricity, and concluded that in the northeast and midwest, which rely…
    Rick Henderson, July 7, 2015
  • Post

    More Green Car Woes

    It’s not every day that I get to blog about something I read in Car and Driver, but there’s a great article today about A123, a major manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles.  They’ve filed for bankruptcy after 14 straight quarters of losses, and…
    Julie Tisdale, October 17, 2012